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Any guesses of whom I speak?

SHE’s COMING AGAIN!

There’s a chill in the air
There’s a word on the street
Be afraid have a care
Put the children to sleep 
She was gone, bells were tolled
But the body’s not cold
For she’s coming again
Yes she’s coming again

It was safe to suppose
She was due to be crowned
Then a young wizard rose
Had them all spellbound
With a look really cool
Like a kid from high school
But she came back again
Yes she came back again
 
Then she’d surely reside
In a white stately home
She’d the right, qualified
With two X chromosomes 
She’d be in with a song
What could ever go wrong
She was coming again
She was coming again

But an old wizard now
With a strange style of hair
Took the stage took a bow
And with her almost there
She was pipped at the post
Cross the states, coast to coast
She was numbing again
And succumbing again 

Without power came the crash
Sans connections she’d plied
Then the flow of the cash
 Disappeared, nearly dried
So she needs to dispense
With some new influence
So she’s coming again 
Yes she’s coming again

Feel the chill in the air
Hear the word on the street
Be afraid have a care
Put the children to sleep 
So you thought she’d depart
With a stake through the heart
No she’s coming again
Yes she’s coming again


6 August 2018






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Date: 8/31/2018 11:03:00 AM
great and wonderful piece,Geoffrey..Round of applause to you,great poet..Superb write..Congrats on your well deserved win..
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 9/14/2018 5:38:00 AM
Thank you for your kind and flattering comments, Olusegun
Date: 8/30/2018 1:30:00 PM
Absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on your win. Funny and well written. A fav for me.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 9/14/2018 5:31:00 AM
Thanks, Susan. Your comments are always appreciated.
Date: 8/29/2018 6:33:00 AM
great write, Geoffery, love the chant-like feel to it, great build up, too. Congrats! regards, Viv
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Date: 8/29/2018 4:07:00 PM
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/29/2018 3:54:00 PM
I am glad you liked it, Viv. Thanks for the feed back.
Date: 8/28/2018 9:10:00 PM
It actually sounds the way some people look at Hillary!!!
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Date: 8/29/2018 3:50:00 PM
Yes it does, although not literally ....not quite!
Date: 8/28/2018 9:09:00 PM
It sounds political but at the same time it makes me think of a witch, a modern witch. I see the Brits are guessing something. I don't know enough about my own country's politics let alone England's to make a guess. But wow, this is GREAT writing . The rattling meter is really good! Congrats for your win.
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Date: 8/28/2018 6:36:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! I ran and locked all the doors before typing this comment! Janice
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/29/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thanks, Janice.Have a care!
Date: 8/28/2018 6:32:00 PM
Your entry was such an enjoyable read Geoffrey. I Love how you described Trump. This is extremely clever and deserving of your First Placement. Congratulations! : )
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/29/2018 3:44:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie.
Date: 8/28/2018 3:33:00 PM
Geoffrey, congratulations on your gold medal win in my contest! I love the way this just THROBS with sinister menace! I’ll let you into a secret - it took me four reads to work out who it was about (well, I AM British!) but when I realised, I laughed so much! You made her cadaverous! Thanks so much for this great entry.
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Date: 8/29/2018 3:53:00 PM
And you the way your choice of rattling meter gave the poem an energy of its own, almost driving itself along.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/29/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you very much Nina. I am honoured by your choice. By the way,I am a Brit too, though I take great interest in American politics.
Date: 8/26/2018 5:44:00 AM
You are going to give me nightmares! She must not come again. This is clever and I love its tosses and turns that create a delightful flow. Clever and engaging unlike she who cometh. Good luck in the contest and all else. All the best ... CayCay
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/26/2018 10:32:00 AM
Sorry about the scare, CayCay. It may not happen mon ami, but prenez guard! Thanks for the support.
Date: 8/12/2018 5:53:00 PM
Hi Geoffrey (love that spelling) this is grand, swept me along like a river, much luck in the contest!
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 8/14/2018 4:42:00 AM
Many thanks, Michelle.
Date: 8/12/2018 3:31:00 AM
This has such great musicality and atmosphere, Geoffrey! My guess is a certain lady in the political field!? I believe you have left 'again' off the end of the second verse in case you wanted to adjust it. I'm sure that this will tickle Nina's ossicles!
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Date: 8/12/2018 4:00:00 AM
You got it, Wendy. Thanks for your kind and helpful comment. I have made the correction.
Date: 8/7/2018 1:52:00 AM
Wow Geoffrey, this is poetic perfection, the children should definitely be put to sleep because, even I felt a shiver run down my spine when I read this!! Seriously though it could easily be turned into a nursery rhyme or two...brilliant work dear friend.
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